The Head Gardener has renamed what I have been calling the Kitchen Bed because it runs alongside that room. It has become the Pond Bed because it sprawls across a sunken pond filled in by our predecessors. At the western corner stands the frog pond created from an old cistern; at the eastern end theContinue reading “Redundant”

Bees Beat Crab Apple Blossom

Jackie, with token assistance from me, continued with planting and watering today. I mostly rambled around, carting a few items along the paths. We have a selection of marigolds; ajugas, such as this one blending with pulmonaria, areĀ popping up everywhere; and our monstrous Spanish bluebells are thriving on the enriched soil. Among the recent plantingsContinue reading “Bees Beat Crab Apple Blossom”